Eric Robertson Trophy

  1. The competition for the ERIC ROBERTSON TROPHY shall be held annually for the most outstanding portrait of a human being(s).
  2. It shall be open to all financial members.
  3. Entries shall not count toward aggregate points or awards.
  4. Entries are limited to three (3) per member in each category,
    i.e. three (3) digital image, three (3) colour prints and/or three (3) monochrome prints. Total of nine (9) images per member.

Judging

The committee shall appoint a competent person or persons to act as judge and critic.
Each entry will be awarded a score of 1 to 10, the highest aggregate across all three categories, namely: Mono Print, Colour Print and Digital Image being deemed the winner.

     Definition

Portraiture: Portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. The focus of the photograph is usually the person's face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included.

A portrait of a human person or persons is defined as follows:

  • A likeness of a person, especially one showing the face
  • may include more than one person, but preferably not more than two
  • may show all or part of the person.  i.e. may range from tightly cropped face to full length figure
  • may include settings and objects pertinent to the nature of the subject, eg home, work, leisure etc., but such settings or objects must be subordinate to the subject
  • subject should not be engaged in any activity to the total exclusion of the viewer
  • following examples would not be acceptable as portraits;
    1. A figure study, where the portrayal of the figure is the dominant theme of the photograph.
    2. A photograph where the subject is actively engaged in any activity to the total exclusion of the viewer eg a football player taking a mark.
    3. A landscape where a figure is included but the landscape is dominant.

Entrants are urged to use common sense in assessing whether or not an image conforms to this definition. If in doubt, consult with the committee.

    How to enter a competition

  • Entry to all competitions is done electronically.
  • All competition entries must be made through the online competition entry form located on the Competition Entries - Submit Entries Page. Follow the prompts on the Entry Page.
  • It is required that you lodge an Electronic Digital Image with your entry even though you might be entering it in a Print Category. This is so that the audience can see your image projected on the screen while the Judge is viewing the original print. This digital image should be no larger than 1920 pixels on the horizontal side and 1080 pixels on the vertical side. The file should be no more than 3MB in size.
  • The competitors name or watermark should not appear on either the print nor the electronic copy submitted for competition.
  • Close off for all entries is on the Friday (11:59pm) before the competition.
  • The prints must be handed into the competition committee for display and judging at the beginning of competition night
    1. Monochrome Prints   (The monochrome section includes black & white prints, and prints completely toned in only one colour.)
          • Monochrome prints, may be home or commercially processed.
          • Prints may be home or commercially processed.
          • Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25 square inches in area (190 square centimetres).
          • Maximum presentation size (including mount) is 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320 square inches (2,062 square centimetres).
          • A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.
          • All images, must have been taken by the member.
          • All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
          • Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image. Electronic images must be saved as a JPEG.
          • Prints should be mounted but unmounted prints will be accepted.
          • Framed prints will not be accepted.
          • The back of each print must be clearly marked with the following:
            1.  Image title. This should be short and as concise as possible, namely 30 characters or less including spaces etc.
            2. The name of the entrant
          • Bring your matted print along on the competition night and submit it to the competition committee for display and judging.

       

      Colour Prints (The colour section includes all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour, or partially toned, or having had the addition of one colour by any means.)

            • Colour prints may be home or commercially processed.
            • Prints may be home or commercially processed.
            • Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25 square inches in area (190 square centimetres).
            • Maximum presentation size (including mount) is 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320 square inches (2,062 square centimetres).
            • A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.
            • All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
            • All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
            • Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image. Electronic images must be saved as a JPEG.
            • Prints should be mounted but unmounted prints will be accepted.
            • Framed prints will not be accepted.
            • The back of each print must be clearly marked with the following:
              1. Image title. This should be short and as concise as possible, namely 30 characters or less including spaces etc.
              2. The name of the entrant
            • Bring your matted print along on the competition night and submit it to the competition committee for display and judging.

      Electronic Digital Images (EDI)

            • Electronic Digital Images should have these maximum file dimensions:-
            • 1920 pixels on the horizontal side and 1080 pixels on the vertical,
            • the file should be no more than 3MB in size and
            • Colour Space for images should be:  sRGB IEC6 1966-2.1
            • must have been taken by the member
            • All images must have started as a digital capture. This may be manipulated later by using a computer.
            • Electronic images must be sent to the Club as a JPEG.
            • EDIs may be black & white or colour or Monochrome (completely toned in only one colour). In addition, images may be full colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.